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Ascendance Half Day Camp

ūüćĀ Half Days at Ascendance! October 30-November 3, 2023

We’ve got you covered during elementary school conference week,¬† ¬†11:45AM-2:45PM.¬†

Sign up for individual days based on YOUR schedule. Students in grades, k-2 and 3-5 will rotate between dance classes with Tiffany Joseph & Nadine Mathews, based on schedule below.  Children will create fun fall-themed projects, thanks to Art Always. Theater & Improv instructor Heidi Haas will also be joining us on Wednesday. $50 per day

10/30 Monday: Acro, Nadine Mathews
10/31 Tuesday: Jazz/Hip Hop, Tiffany Joseph
11/1 Wednesday: Theater Improv with Heidi Haas
11/2 Thursday: Jazz: Hip Hop, Tiffany Joseph
11/3 Friday: Acro, Nadine Mathews



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Page To Stage 2024 February Camp: 

*Stay Tuned for Reg. & Enrollment Info

Join our performing arts winter camp, Page To Stage. Campers, ages 6-9, will immerse themselves in DANCE, ART, MUSIC, and DRAMA while working alongside special guests, as part of our theater arts discovery week. Seasoned artists & performers will guide our group with master instructors from Ascendance. No prior dance experience required.    9AM-12:30PM.


ASCENDANCE Summer 2023 Programming –¬† ¬†


New! Pre-Teen/Teen Camp: Empowered Presence – Technique and Wellness for Young Dancers

New! Moonwalkers Space Camp! 

Mix It Up! Sessions One and Two

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We are excited to feature programming from some of our local small businesses. They provide excellent experiences for youth in the region and we are grateful to be able to include them in our summer and vacation offerings!

Only at Ascendance...STORYTELLERS Half Day Camp!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND….STORYTELLERS! A celebration of dance movement & children’s literature.

July 10 – 14th, 2023

Age 6-9, 9AM-12:30PM. $225, *Accepting names for Waitlist

The art of storytelling is shared in many ways, whether it be DANCE, MUSIC, ART, or the written WORD. Imaginative play will be our guide as we interpret beloved children’s books and create stories of our own, through language, movement, puppetry, and song. Daily dance classes offered including Contemporary, Acro, & Jazz/Hip Hop. We are so excited to announce this year’s special guest author is…… HEIDI E.Y. STEMPLE!!¬† There Might Be a Kazoo Emergency, Flamingo Bingo, Chicken Karaoke, Adrift, and Whose Nest is Best? are just a few of her popular titles.¬† She has written more than 3o books, some of which she coauthored with her mother, Jane Yolen. We’ll round out our week with Improv Instructor Heidi Haas/Mixed Up Fairytales and a magical story time with Lexi Walters Wright from High Five Books .¬† ¬†


BRAND NEW! Moonwalkers Space Camp! 

July 24 Р28, 2023.  9AM Р12:30PM. Ages 6-9.  $225

*Accepting names for Waitlist

Join us for intergalactic levels of fun as we travel to new heights in Moonwalkers Space Camp! Daily dance classes offered in Acro and Jazz Hip Hop, as well as space themed art projects from Art Always! Stargazers, we’re bringing the galaxy to you, thanks to the Springfield Museums and their portable planetarium! Special guest educators will take us to new heights as we celebrate the anniversary of the Moon Landing. Prepare for LIFT OFF, Campers!¬† We’re blending fun, facts, and fantasy for a memorable week with Dramatic Arts Educator Megan Allen. Science experiments and our special guests will unlock new discoveries that are simply out of this world! *Sold Out, Waitlist Open

Children's Mix It UP - TWO SESSIONS!

It’s Back! We are hosting two sessions of our popular theme week, Mix It Up!

Mix It Up! Session One: August 7 – 11, 2023 *Accepting names for Waitlist

Mix It Up! Session Two: August 14 – 18, 2023

Ages 6-9, 9AM-12:30PM $225 *Accepting names for Waitlist

Our AIWA Camp Fan Favorite is back for two sessions!

We’re getting creative! Slime, melty beads, freeze dance- we’re doing it all!¬†¬†This camp is designed for the child who wants to try a little bit of everything: Music, Art, Drama & Dance. Different styles include Acro, Jazz/Hip Hop, Contemporary, Ballet, even Yoga.¬† We’ll work on a variety of creative art projects both weeks with the help of Art Always. A field trip is planned to the art studio in Session 1.¬† Michelle Marinelli Prindle of the Prindle School will join us for music and singing during the second session. Improv and theater arts will take place during both sessions with the help of returning guest artists Heidi Haas & Megan Allen.¬† Described as a “boredom buster” this camp offers lots of variety & engaging activities to keep kids busy.

*Both Sessions Sold Out, Accepting Names for Waitlist

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN. Questions: Contact  Program Coordinator, Kathryn Carpenter at 


New! Empowered Presence: Technique and Wellness for Pre-Teen and Teen Dancers

NEW! Empowered Presence: Technique and Wellness Week for Pre-Teen and Teen Dancers
July 17- 21, 11:30-3:30, Ages 10- 15, $250

New at Ascendance, this camp experience provides a brand new approach to dance training for Beginning/Intermediate pre-teen and teen dancers. Through daily practice of body-mind awareness, the five senses, our proprioceptive abilities, and imaginative impulse, we will connect to our bodies’ inherent intelligence, and learn to listen to its wisdom. Dancers will have two daily technique classes in various styles that focus on empowered response: the art of choosing our next action, consciously rather than reacting. Focusing on how sound, words, music, and story influence our state, we will learn how to interpret cues and sensations in the body that communicate our needs. Special Guests will be with us during the week to teach us how to incorporate self-care and wellness practices into our daily lives.

Registration is NOW OPEN!

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